Yes I know it’s almost the end of Feburary, and the typical excuse is work got the better of me, but to be honest… it did. I actually forgot that this blog existed; it’s been out of my mind for a long time.
Three days ago I got fed up with everything. This has been the worst month for me as far back as I can remember. I have never had so many things go wrong within such a short time frame in my life. I’m starting to think that there is a higher power out get me for all those bad things I did in 2008. All I can say is…
I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON! PLEASE STOP!
I know that my problems are absolutely nothing compared to what other people must be going through. It makes me feel petty to complain about my problems, when there are people in Africa dying from hunger and people in the Middle East getting killed by bullets.
It’s all relative I suppose. I really can’t relate to those people as I only have my experiences as a benchmark. That, however, doesn’t make me any less sensative to the pain and suffering that exists in the world.
Putting it in that perspective, I suppose that I really don’t have any problems at all, but I digress.
So the point of all this is, I got fed up. I made all these promises to myself when the year changed but they went out the window when they became too difficult. So I’m taking a step back.
My first priority will be my health, mental and physical. That’s why I’m slowly going to bring back Project:Thinner. For those of you who don’t know what Project:Thinner was/is, it was my first failed attempt to get healthy and lose weight. Hopefully, it wont be the monumental failure that it was the first time. That takes care of the physical part, as for the mental… I will focus on balancing work and life.
My second priority will be work. Specifically, how to be more effective and productive doing it. That means coming up with a system that will allow me to be better organized. I know there are dozens of productivity systems out there, the most famous being GTD, but reading all the criticism, it seems tough to implement. My productivity system will probably be a mashup of a bunch of different techniques, that will be more in tune with he way I work. Right now, I have to invest in Moleskins.
Last but not least, pixelPLAY… Something needs to be done and soon! Feburary was a really bad month, our worst yet. If this keeps up, I’m afraid I’ll have to close down. I need someone on the outside to help me create a strategy to get more people in the door and spending more time and money while here. Simple offers don’t seem to cut it anymore. The store needs an overall image change and a better focus on what it is we offer.
As I reread, my tasks feel daunting… like a huge mountain before me. However, I’ll never get over it unless I take the first step to climb it, so… here I go!